The text of this article is only available as a PDF.

NOTES

1 Jerald and Sandra Tanner, The Case Against Mormonism (Salt Lake City: Modern Microfilm Company, 1968), pp. 89-91
2 Fawn Brodie, No Man Knows My History (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946), pp. 21-25.
3 edition, 1979, pp. 21-25 and 405-25.
4 Ibid., p. 409.
5 Eternity (May 1980)
6 Vol. 10, p. 228.
7 Latter Day Saints Messengerand Advocate 1 (Dec. 1834): 42 and (Feb. 1834): 78.
8 Walters, "New Light," p. 228.
9 Ibid., p. 229.
10 Ibid., p. 230.
11 Ibid., pp. 229-30.
12 Ibid., pp. 231, 233.
13 Ibid., pp. 234-36.
14 Ibid., pp. 236-38.
15 Ibid., p. 238.
16 Ibid., pp. 239-40.
17 Tanner and Tanner, Case, pp. 89-91.
18 Ibid., p. 92.
19 Ibid., p. 93.
20 Ibid., pp. 93-95.
21 Ibid., pp. 96-98.
22 Ibid., pp. 98-106.
23 Ibid., pp. 106-7.
24 Ibid., pp. 108-9.
Neal E. Lambert and Richard H. Cracroft, "Literary Form and Historical Understanding: Joseph Smith’s First Vision," Journal of Mormon History 7 (1980): 31-42.
25 Ibid., pp. 110-15.
26 Ibid., pp. 116-19.
Nibley’s "Censoring the Joseph Smith Story," Improvement Era 64 (Oct., Nov., 1961) 490-92, 522, 524, 526, 528.
27 Ibid., pp. 128-29.
28 Dean C. Jessee, "The Early Accounts of Joseph Smith’s First Vision," BYU Studies 9 (Spring 1969), pp. 275-94.
29 Milton V. Backman, Jr., "Awakenings in the Burned-over District: New Light on the Historical Setting of the First Vision," BYU Studies 9 (Spring 1969): 301-302, but especially pp. 306-309, 311, 313, 317-18.
30 "The Question of the Palmyra Revival," 4 (Spring 1969): 59-100.
31 Ibid., pp. 68-70.
32 Ibid., pp. 83, 85-86.
33 Ibid., p. 86.
34 Ibid., pp. 86-87.
35 Ibid., pp. 87, 89.
36 Ibid., pp. 87-88.
37 Ibid., pp. 86, 95;
Joseph Smith, History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ed. B. H. Roberts, 7 vols. (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1971) 2:168-69, 174, 176.
38 Ibid., pp. 95-96.
39 Ibid., p. 97.
40 Jerald and Sandra Tanner, Mormonism–Shadow or Reality (Salt Lake City: Modern Microfilm Company, 1972), p. 161.
41 Ibid., p. 162.
42 Wesley P. Walters, "Joseph Smith’s First Vision Story Revisited," Journal of Pastoral Practice 4 (1980): 95, 99, 103, 105.
43 Ibid., p. 96.
Doctrine and Covenants 58:52
44 Ibid., p. 96
Peter Crawley, "A Comment on Joseph Smith’s Account of His First Vision and the 1820 Revival," Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 6 (Spring 1971): 106-107.
45 Ibid., pp. 98-99.
46 Jan Shipps, "The Prophet Puzzle: Suggestions Leading toward a More Comprehensive Interpretation of Joseph Smith," Journal of Mormon History 1 (1974): pp. 3-20;
Lawrence Foster, Religion and Sexuality (New York: Oxford University Press, 1981), p. 129;
Klaus Hansen, Mormonism and the American Experience (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981), p. 23.
48 Milton V. Backman, Jr., Joseph Smith’s First Vision (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1981), pp. 182-83.
Lucy first joined after Stockton had come to Palmyra in 1824.
49 Latter Day Saints Messengerand Advocate I (Dec. 1834) and (Feb. 1834): 42, 78-79.
50 Larry C. Porter, "Reverend George Lane -Good ’Gifts,’ Much ’Grace,’ and ’Marked Usefulness,’ "BYU Studies 9 (Spring 1969): 135.
51 Dean Jessee reproduces the 1835 account told by Joseph Smith to his scribe, Warren Parrish, in Dialogue 6 (Spring 1971): 85-88.
52 Lucy Mack Smith Mss., Church Archives.
53 Pomeroy Tucker, Origin, Rise and Progress of Mormonism (New York, 1867), p. 12 says that the Smiths moved to Manchester in 1818.
54 Neibaur in Backman, "Awakenings," pp. 176-77.
55 "William Smith on Mormonism" (1883)
Francis W. Kirkham, A New Witness for Christ in America, 2 vols. (Independence, MO: Zion’s Printing and Publishing Company, 1951), 2:414-17.
56 Orson Pratt’s version may be found in Milton V. Backman, Jr., Joseph Smith’s First Vision, pp. 170-72.
57 Dean Jessee, "Early Accounts of the First Vision," pp. 278-8Q;
Larry C. Porter’s "Reverend George Lane," pp. 331-32
58 Book of Commandments for the Government of the Church of Christ (Zion: 1833), p. 10.
59 Backman, Joseph Smith’s First Vision, p. 177.
60 "A Note on Joseph Smith’s First Vision and Its Import in the Shaping of Early Mormonism," Dialogue 12 (Spring 1979): 90-99.
61 Latter Day Saint Messenger and Advocate, 1 (1834): 42.
62 Ibid., pp. 78-79.
63 History of the Church 4:306.
Thomas G. Alexander, "The Reconstruction of Mormon Doctrine: From Joseph Smith to Progressive Theology," Sunstone 5 (July-Aug. 1980): 24-46;
James B. Allen, "The Emergence of a Fundamental; The Expanding Role of Joseph Smith’s First Vision in Mormon Thought," Journal of Mormon History 7 (1980): 47-48.
64 Jerald and Sandra Tanner, The Changing World of Mormonism (Chicago: The Moody Press, 1980), 156.
65 Latter Day Saints Messenger and Advocate, 1 (May 1835): 122.
66 Allen, "The Significance of Joeph Smith’s First Vision in Mormon Thought," pp. 24-45, "Emergence of a Fundamental,’ 43-62;
Lambert and Cracroft, "Literary Form."
67 Hans Kung, On Being a Christian (New York: Pocket Books, 1978), p. 346.
Kung details many of the contradictions in the gospel accounts, pp. 346-47.
68 Walters, "New Light on Mormon Origins," p. 239.
69 "Digging in the Dark," in Nibley, The Mythimkers (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1961), pp. 91-190,
Richard L. Anderson, "Joseph Smith’s New York Reputation Reappraised," BYU Studies 10 (Spring 1970): 238-314.
70 Allen, "Emergence of a Fundamental," pp. 51-52.

Article PDF first page preview

Article PDF first page preview